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NO PROBLEM: Santa Pola’s Health department rejected claims that town was plagued by rats Photo credit: Pixabay

PSOE opposition councillors in Santa Pola claimed that there were “plagues of rats” in some parts of the town.

According to reports in the Spanish media, the party had been receiving complaints for some time from residents and business-owners affected by their presence.

A PSOE spokesman maintained that the town hall was aware of these complaints, but added that the local government appeared to be ignoring them and was not attaching enough importance to the serious problem.

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Santa Pola’s Health councillor Gela Roche replied that the PSOE claims were far from reality.

“Lokimica, the company engaged to control and exterminate vermin is taking action year-round, with a timetable of operations, alerts and increased activity in the areas where rats have been spotted,” Roche insisted.

The company had carried out rat-extermination campaigns between February and March and again between June and July.


“The next is scheduled for October and November,” the councillor said.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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